Monthly Archives: October 2014

So much for my career as a football analyst…

I was right. In the biggest game of the year, Garden Grove High beat Rancho Alamitos High last week at Garden Grove High in the Garden Grove League opener.

But I was way off on the score. I called it Garden Grove 28, Rancho 20. All season long, Grove has stifled foes with its defense, and all season long Rancho has put up big offensive numbers.

Final score: Grove 35, Rancho 7.

Which tells me that Grove’s defense must be mighty good. Rancho regularly posts 50 or more on the scoreboard. In one game, the Vaqueros led 55-0 at halftime.

How could they be held to one touchdown? I still don’t get it.

I guess I’ll go back to newspapering.

–Brady Rhoades

THE must-see game of the year

Mark this on your calendars: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. Location: Garden Grove High School.

That’s when what I believe are the two best Garden Grove League football teams — perennial powerhouse Garden Grove High and a perennially pretty good team in Rancho Alamitos High — face off in the league opener.

It’s a classic contrast in styles. Garden Grove High has a smashmouth defense. Players feel like they’ve been in a car accident after going up against the Argos D.

Rancho, on the other hand, is lighting up the scoreboard, with quarterback Nick Brown regularly leading his offense to 50 or more points. In fact, they scored 55 in ONE HALF of a game this year.

The prediction here: Garden High 28, Rancho 20.

–Brady Rhoades